Month: January 2015

I’m WILD about Cheryl Strayed

I’m WILD about Cheryl Strayed

Howdy Bookworms! Remember back when we read Tiny Beautiful Things for The Fellowship of the Worms and all I wanted to do was hug Cheryl Strayed? I picked up her memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, and the desire to hug her has only intensified. (No, I have not seen the movie. I kind of want to, though, since Reese Witherspoon and I share a… Read more »

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Sensational Selections For Your Book Club

Sensational Selections For Your Book Club

Howdy Bookworms! You know that feeling when it’s your turn to choose a book for book club and you’re freaking out because you don’t know what to pick? I’ve got you covered! I’ve made a list of fool proof choices for your next meeting, thanks to a prompt from The Broke and the Bookish. It’s Top Ten Tuesday time, y’all! 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett- This was the book choice for… Read more »

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Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

G’Day Bookworms! I was engaging in a little behind the scenes book chatter recently (it is every bit as glamorous as it sounds, I assure you) when some serious raving began over Brooke Davis’s debut novel Lost & Found. I am highly susceptible to peer pressure, so naturally, I clicked my way on over to NetGalley to see if I could snag myself a copy of this novel. Fortune smiled,… Read more »

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No Leg to Stand On: An Idiosyncratic Lit List

No Leg to Stand On: An Idiosyncratic Lit List

Greetings Bookworms! It’s been about a year since I launched the Idiosyncratic Lit List feature, and I’m still endlessly entertained by it. My first list had to do with characters who were missing their arms, so OBVIOUSLY I’m going to celebrate this unofficial anniversary by making a list of characters who have lost their legs. Fictional appendages for everyone! 1. Ian Murray from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon: Poor… Read more »

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Book Blogs I Adore: Top Ten Tuesday

Book Blogs I Adore: Top Ten Tuesday

Greetings Bookworms! It’s Tuesday and, really, is there a better day of the week? (Don’t answer that, Tuesday can hear you.) This week the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have declared this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic a FREEBIE. I decided that I’d make a list of some of my favorite book blogs and share some of the loooove. I’m listing the book blogs I visit and comment on… Read more »

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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

Greetings Bookworms! Sometimes I need a little magic in my life. I was really excited when I saw that Sarah Addison Allen had a new book on the horizon. I navigated straight to NetGalley where I requested (and was granted) a complimentary review copy of First Frost. This in no way affects the integrity of the following review. My integrity is questionable regardless of free books. The Waverley women are… Read more »

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Literary Love Connection: Tartan Rules

Literary Love Connection: Tartan Rules

Hello My Dear Bookworms, When I’m bored, I like to play imaginary matchmaker. Fictional characters dance around in my head and I want them to be dancing with each other, see? Brace yourselves. There’s about to be a lot of plaid.   Today’s Bachelor is Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser from The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. Murtagh is a quiet fellow who enjoys casual cattle theft, whisky, and has a lovely singing voice…. Read more »

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This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Hi Ho, Bookworms! Everyone’s family has a little bit of drama and/or weirdness going on. I mean, it wouldn’t be family if there weren’t some sort of dysfunction going on somewhere. I think that’s why I tend to be drawn to family dramas with a twisted sense of humor. This month, my IRL book club (affectionately dubbed “My Neighbors Are Better Than Your Neighbors” because, well, they are) chose This… Read more »

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You’ve Read ALL THE AUSTEN. Now What?

You’ve Read ALL THE AUSTEN. Now What?

Salutations, Bookworms! Let’s talk about Jane Austen. I love her to pieces, but she only wrote six novels and a handful of short stories. Six novels! What is one to do once one has finished ALL THE AUSTEN? I have good news for you, my fellow Austen-ites. There are a lot of other Austen nerds. Austen nerds who have written Austen-inspired books. I made a list for you. You can thank me later…. Read more »

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Raaw-Oooh-Ugh-Blurgh (That’s Zombie for THE WALKING DEAD!)

Raaw-Oooh-Ugh-Blurgh (That’s Zombie for THE WALKING DEAD!)

Raaw-Oooh-Ugh-Blurgh Bookworms! Y’all know I love me some zombie lit. You may not know that AMC’s The Walking Dead was my gateway drug into zombie lore. Thus, it might come as a surprise that until recently I’d never read the comics. I KNOW! Thankfully, I remedied the situation (with the help of my indulgent Mother-in-Law who didn’t blink when I put The Walking Dead: Compendium One on my Christmas list.)… Read more »

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